The Bodyguard starring Alexandra Burke

The Bodyguard starring Alexandra Burke

Being a child of the eighties, Whitney Houston was a soundtrack to my early years. I have fond memories of singing along to Whitney tracks with my parents and siblings. Even nowadays when I need to get on with the cleaning, I whack her Greatest Hits on and power through my jobs. When I heard that The Bodyguard was coming to Bristol Hippodrome, I knew I had to see it.

The Bodyguard on stage is an adaption of the 90’s film that starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston herself. The touring cast is headed up by Alexandra Burke playing Rachel Marron and Benoît Maréchal playing Frank Farmer. The supporting cast were enthusiastic and animated throughout the whole production.

The production started in a thrilling and high energy way. Before my eyes, the stage came alive with the energetic male dancers, plus the explosive pyrotechnics. So my attention was very firmly on the stage, a real treat for any Mum’s on a Wednesday night!

I have watched the film a couple of times and seen The Bodyguard in the West End some years ago. The whole production followed the film very closely. There were some updates to the show. For example, the cast began to talk about a picture that went viral on Instagram and Frank Farmer’s character was checking emails on his phone. Which wouldn’t have happened in the 90’s.

Young Fletcher brought the cute factor to the show, his break dancing and singing had the audience smiling along. Even though I knew the story, some moments still continue to have me on the edge of my seat. Especially the moment when the Nickie Marron (played fantastically by Micha Richardson) was murdered.

The Bodyguard

Once the production had come to an end the audience were invited to get up on their feet to dance and sing along to the pure Whitney classic, Dance with Somebody. The Bodyguard is exciting and entertaining from start to finish.

Disclaimer – We received 2 press tickets in return of an honest review.

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